Browse Modules

Author: Jim Wright
Institution: University of Central Florida
Objectives of this first data exercise are: to discover how the present-day US population is distributed across these various census categories; to discover how the distribution has changed over time; and, to see how some of the social characteristics of people who live in cities, suburbs and non-metro areas.
Author: Susanne Morgan
Institution: Ithaca College
This module will focus on the value of an education. Students will be asked the following questions: "Does equal education guarantee equal earnings? If not, why? Besides education, what else affects one's earnings?"
Author: Amy Guptill
Institution: SUNY-Brockport
Students will explore trends in marriage from 1950-2000. The purpose of this assignment is to give some familiarity with how sociologists use datasets to both describe and analyze the social world.
Author: Diane Kayongo-Male
Institution: South Dakota State University
In this assignment you will use U.S. census data to get an overview of housing patterns (ownership and types of housing) and living arrangements as a way of understanding more about one example of what Weber referred to as life chances (or, basically, the ability to access to resources we need to live a good life).
Author: Robert Freymeyer
Institution: Presbyterian College
This exercises examines housing patterns using data from the 2000 U.S. Census considering how stage of life course and race/ethnicity influence these patterns. Students are expected to discuss the implications of their findings.
Author: Fareeda McClinton Griffith
Institution: Dennison University
The purpose of this module is to familiarize students in an Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology course to social science data. Students will explore inequality in the United States by examining census data.
Author: Sandra Apgar
Institution: Sinclair Community College
Students will interpret CensusScope data regarding segregation exposure and the dissimilarity index from a sociological perspective.
Author: Jana Jasinski
Institution: University of Central Florida
This module is used in an online Criminology Course. The students have read their textbook discussing social disorganization theory and in this data analysis exercise will have the opportunity to test this theory with data obtained from the Census Bureau.
Author: Rongjun Sun
Institution: Cleveland State University
Author: Steven Lilley
Institution: North Carolina State University
In this module, students will explore the dissimilarity index in American cities.
Author: Peter Meiksins
Institution: Cleveland State University
In this assignment, we will perform a simple analysis of poor households in the United States, considering whether certain kinds of households are more likely to be poor and what sorts of households make up the largest proportion of the poor. Students will be looking at three characteristics that may be associated with poverty: race, age, and family type.
Author: Kofi Benefo
Institution: CUNY-Lehman
This activity provides a look at women's education and the gender gap in education over time.